42727-Makar, Melissa
Faculty

Melissa Makar, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Bio

Dr. Makar is a board-certified nephrologist committed to quality patient care through mutual understanding and shared decision-making. Her clinical interests include the prevention and management of chronic kidney disease and associated cardiovascular outcomes. This includes the link between heart failure, arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, and kidney disease among those on and off dialysis. Dr. Makar is a long-standing member of the American Society of Nephrology.

Key Publications

Makar MS. Atrial Fibrillations and Stroke. In: Lehrich RW, Middleton JP, eds. NephSap: End-Stage Renal Disease and Dialysis. 2018; 17(5): 374-375.

Makar MS. Hospitalizations, Rehospitalization, and Treatment Adherence. In: Lehrich RW, Middleton JP, eds. NephSap: End-Stage Renal Disease and Dialysis. 2018; 17(5): 343-345.

Makar MS. Sudden Death. In: Lehrich RW, Middleton JP, eds. NephSap: End-Stage Renal Disease and Dialysis. 2018; 17(5): 372-374.

Makar MS, Pun PH. Sudden Cardiac Death among Hemodialysis Patients. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2017;69(5):684-695. PMID: 28223004

Makar MS. Economics of Outpatient HD Centers. In: Lehrich RW, Middleton JP, eds. NephSap: End-Stage Renal Disease and Dialysis. 2016; 15(5): 471.

Makar MS. Infectious Disease Management in Dialysis Facilities. In: Lehrich RW, Middleton JP, eds. NephSap: End-Stage Renal Disease and Dialysis. 2016; 15(5): 477-479.

Makar MS. Operations of Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities. In: Lehrich RW, Middleton JP, eds. NephSap: End-Stage Renal Disease and Dialysis. 2016; 15(5): 469-471.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Education
    2018 FEL Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
    2018 FEL Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
    2016 FEL Duke University School of Medicine
    2016 FEL Duke University School of Medicine
    2015 RES University of Louisville
    2015 RES University of Louisville
    2014 RES University of Louisville
    2014 RES University of Louisville
    2011 MD Vanderbilt University
    2011 MD Vanderbilt University
    2011 MD Vanderbilt University
    2007 BS Stanford University
    2007 BS Stanford University
    2007 BS Stanford University
  • Publications
    Sudden Cardiac Death Among Hemodialysis Patients.
    Makar MS; Pun PH; American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2017 Feb 17
  • Professional Organizations
    American Medical Women's Association
    American Society of Nephrology
    Renal Physicians Association
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Nephrology
  • Clinical Interests

    Cardiorenal syndrome, hypertension, polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, kidney disease awareness and prevention, quality of life on renal replacement therapy, medication dosing, and quality improvement.

     

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